Committee creates a historic walking tour of CH

Committee creates a historic walking tour of CH
Posted on 12/13/2013

On the afternoon of Nov. 13, a group of Cottonwood Heights residents, staff and elected officials joined the city’s historic committee near the Old Mill as they unveiled 15 new historic markers that follow the path of the recently completed Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail.

The project was a labor of love for the Cottonwood Heights Historic Committee, whose members diligently researched and wrote the text for the markers. They then applied for grant funding from the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks program to help offset the cost of creating and installing the markers.

The trail begins at the Cottonwood Corporate Center and follows Big Cottonwood Creek past Spencer’s Pond and the Old Mill to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The historic markers are spaced intermittently along the trail and include information about the people, places and events that helped shape the Cottonwood Heights community.

We extend our thanks to the historic committee, particularly committee chair Tom Shimizu and project manager Gayle Conger, for taking on this ambitious endeavor and helping to make the city’s history more accessible to residents and visitors alike.